The teachers are great, and some are really outstanding. Of of my key complaints is that they link AP English together with History, and you can't have one without the other, which is annoying since not all students have an interest in both. There is no flexibility on that.
This is a big school. While they have lots of activities and academic offerings, students are treated like a number, and they frequently have forgotten that I even have a daughter there. She isn't a problem, and is a great student, thus, no attention. Perhaps if she had been somewhat more attention seeking, it would have been a better experience.
There's a reason over 600 students that attend this school open-enroll. This school is awesome. Students are taught to be scholars and are proud of it. If you want to learn and be challenged and get involved, this is the place. Decisions are made based on what is good for students. It is much more diverse (less white & rich) than it was in the past. This forced staff to think broader & become more inclusive. Although no school is perfect for everyone, my children grew tremendously and thrived here. They were treated respectfully & encouraged to challenge themselves. They gained the skills and confidence that will lead to continued success.